Posts Tagged ‘engines’

CSX Train With 7 Engines !

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

long freight train in shenandoah junction west virginia- Model Trains, Parts, & Accessories for sale here – www.trainz.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Maerklin Model Train Diesel Engines

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

See all the Diesel Engines of the German Railroad of the 50s and 90s. The legendary V200 and the workhorse v160 and much more. Model Train are a series of videos about my families Maerklin Model Train in Gauge H0. The Track Layout and Technical aspects are on my dads side. The Landscape and Lighting are on my side.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Maerklin Model Train Steam Engines

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

See all our Steam Engines in the beautiful Bavarian Style Landscape. Model Train are a series of videos about my families Maerklin Model Train in Gauge H0. The Track Layout and Technical aspects are on my dads side. The Landscape and Lighting are on my side.

Can I connect multiple HO scale model train power pack controllers together to run multiple engines at once?

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Question by Zaner: Can I connect multiple HO scale model train power pack controllers together to run multiple engines at once?

Best answer:

Answer by Old Man Dirt
If they are going to be in a single block and operated as unit, it is better just to buy a bigger power pack. If you want to run them as separate trains, then you need to either wire in blocks for the trains to operate and have separate power packs or go with command controls.
This link:
http://www.building-your-model-railroad.com/model-railroad-wiring.html
explands it better then I can in the space allowed.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

What are the cons of cars with hydrogen internal combustion engines?

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Question by Shannon: What are the cons of cars with hydrogen internal combustion engines?
I’ve been researching hydrogen cars for a project and I don’t understand why all the focus is being put on hydrogen fuel cell electric cars instead of hydrogen internal combustion engines. As I understand it, regular old internal combustion engines like we use in all gasoline cars can be modified to burn hydrogen instead, so it seems weird to me that people are focusing so much on fuel cells, which have flaws of their own, like the fact that they use platinum which is really expensive. So why aren’t car manufacturers just making cars with a normal internal combustion engine that burns hydrogen instead of gas? Why the fuel cells instead?

Best answer:

Answer by Tony
The internal combustion engine is horribly inefficient at converting energy, and that’s the biggest reason I’ve heard over time for doing away with it. At a rough estimate from what I can remember a gas engine has around 30% efficiency at most and going down from 18% in other cases. The processes that still use combustion on a large scale such as coal or gas power plants can get around 90% efficiency. Basically with the internal combustion engine you’re wasting energy by turning it into heat rather than a form you can use for movement. If you start researching the physics behind internal combustion engines that should give you a good lead to start branching out from.

The other aspect is safety. Hydrogen is pretty flammable to say the least, so burning it already has risks when it comes to malfunctions, but also accident safety. You also need to consider that it needs to be transported. You can’t feasibly keep it as a liquid like we do regular old gasoline. In gas form you either need a lot of space to contain it, or keep it under extremely high pressure to have a decent carrying capacity. Again, pretty big risk if you get into an accident. The fuel cell approach can avoid those problems pretty well. As for the platinum, it is used as a catalyst, but it doesn’t get used up the fuel will. It’s like using a pot to cook food. The food is basically one use, but the pot is reusable.

All in all, safety and efficiency are the big ones to delve into a bit more.

Add your own answer in the comments!

NTS&B Polar Express, Hogwarts, and other engines making up 15 Feet long trains on Heli

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

When building a layout, we sometimes forget to just stop and run trains on it. I finally decided to take the time to see what would run on the helix. I decided to stop at 12 passenger cars and a tender (or extra box car on diesels), because I didn’t want to pick them off the floor, or start loosing traction tires. In all the trains was over 15 feet long. The biggest surprises were the Lionel engines Polar Express, Hogwarts, and RI 5100, because these are all single motors. The MTHs RK PRR GG1, CSX Dash 8, PRR F3, and Williams Amtrak FP45 seemed to have plenty of power to spare for some more cars.

MTH CNJ #831 4-6-2 PACIFIC STEAM BLUE COMET & LIONEL GE #520 2-4-0 ELECTRIC BOXCAB O GAUGE ENGINES

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

THIS VIDEO IS OF TWO 3 RAIL O GAUGE TRAIN SETS ON OUR SUPER O LAYOUT THE FIRST SET ON THE OUTER LOOP IS A RAILKING BY MTH SET OUTFIT #30-4192-1 BLUE COMET PASSENGER TRAIN SET THAT BULIT MADE IN 2008 THE SET COMES WITH A TWO TONE BLUE CNJ #831 4-6-2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE WITH A MOMENTUM FLYWHEEL CAN MOTOR WITH SPEED CONTROL WITH TWO TIRES AT THE REAR DRIVE WHEELS NEXT IS, A CNJ COAL TENDER THATS GOT THE SOUND BOARD & CONTROLS FOR PS2 PROTO SOUNDS 2.0 WITH PROTO SMOKE UNIT WHICH IS A FAN DRIVEN SMOKE UNIT AND IT PULLS A SET OF THREE BLUE COMET MADISON PASSENGER CARS WITH NAMES LIKE THE OLBERS FOR THE BAGGAGE CAR THEN THE NAME FAYE FOR THE COACH PASSENGER CAR AND THEN THE NAME TEMPLE FOR THE OBSERVATION CAR ALL HAVE NICE DETAILING INSIDE AND OUT THEY ALL HAVE 6 WHEEL METAL TRUCKS NOW WITH THE SOUND OF PS2 AND THE FAN DRIVEN SMOKE UNIT THAT DOSE SMOKE ALOT ONCE ITS HEATS UP AND THE WITH THE DETAIL OVERALL THIS IS A PRETTY NICE SET I LOOKED OVER THE WHOLE SET AND I DIDNT FIND ANY FLAWS WITH IT I THINK BOTH MY DAUGHTER & MY SON WILL LOVE THIS SET I DID SHOW MY SON THIS SET ONCE BEFORE ON ANOTHER VIDEO TO SEE IF HE WOULD LIKE IT OR NOT AND HE DID, THE NEXT SET ON THE 2ND LOOP OF TRACKS IS ONE OF MY OLD POSTWAR TRAIN SETS MADE BY LIONEL ITS A SET OUTFIT #1542 THAT WAS BUILT IN 1956 THAT SET COMES WITH A GE #520 2-4-0 ELECTRIC BOXCAB ENGINE WITH A 3 POSITION E-UNIT POWERED BY A LIONEL OPEN FRAME ARMATURE MOTOR AND PULLS A SET OF THREE FREIGHT CARS A LIONEL LINES #6012 GONDOLA A
Video Rating: 4 / 5

06.14.11 Weathered 3 HOT Frisco HO GP38 engines & Sharing other RR Projects

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

I had to re-edit this video to add the pictures at the end because I forgot to thte first time and posted the video. Thank god it was only posted for about an hour and olny 121 people saw it that way. So here is the EXTENDED version to those of you who saw the previous video!

02.27.11 HOW TO program engines using Digitrax & a layout Update Oh and new STARS

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Well I have finally made and edited a new video! This is mainly a layout update video and how to program an engine on my Digitrax system. Plus as I promised to the newest haters I am turning them into Stars by calling them out by name and all. That is only about 40 seconds long though. That is not the objective of this video, it is the layout. I LOVE THIS DAMN HOBBY!!!

Steam Engines – Great Central Railway Part One

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

For more information about the railway featured in this film please visit www.gcrailway.co.uk For more information about the producer of this film please visit www.markfound.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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